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String of beads

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This string of beads contains four white and one blue large faience ball beads (one chipped in two); three black faience ball beads; and one carnelian ball bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 174. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. Findspot Information: From Sheikh Farag. S.F. / 174

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3708

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads